Less than a week to go until National Signing Day, and it looks like Shaq Thompson is all but ready to make a decision. Whether he knows where he's going to school remains an open question.
The wrench in the Cal feel-good story for Old Blues was hurled by Tosh Lupoi, the former Cal coach who recruited Thompson for well over a year and is now hot on his heels as the recently hired Washington assistant coach. Thompson is torn. First it was all Cal. Now Washington is in the mix. And so is Oregon. And so, suddenly, is UCLA.
He's back on the open market, twisting with each text, each call, each home visit, each thought of where best to go.
Shaq has plenty of options to choose from. With Cal he has the great academics and new athletic center along with being with most of his friends. With Washington he could be with his old high school friend James Sample. With Oregon there's the ability to instantly contend for Pac-12 championships.
UCLA has been on an all-out blitz to try and land the safety. The only question is if it's too late for Mora and company to land the safety.
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